Archive for August, 2013

The Hartford Courant has a long front page piece in its Sunday edition (Aug. 18) promoting the strategy of New London’s openly gay mayor to turn New London into “Provincetown on the Thames”: For a time, the pitch to remake New London revolved around visions of upscale condos, a five-star hotel and an influx of […]

Family Institute of Connecticut is pleased to announce that Cathy Ludlum, of Second Thoughts Connecticut, will be FIC’s 2013 Charles Stetson Awardee. The award is given each year at our annual banquet to whoever has shown the most courage in pro-family battles over the previous 12 months. It was Second Thoughts Connecticut, the disability rights […]

From our friend Brian Doyle, President of Iron Sharpens Iron: The Power of a Praying Husband A number of years ago I came across research from a Gallup Poll in 1997 published by the National Association of Marriage Enhancement out of Phoenix that showed that couples who prayed together daily had a divorce rate of […]

It’s been five years since The Hartford Courant’s front page story on the launch of iFIC, the Family Institute of Connecticut’s youth wing. The Courant reported at the time that one of FIC’s goals in launching iFIC was “building a generation of conservative leaders.” So, half a decade later, how are we doing? See for […]

Our friends at Impact Connecticut, a successor organization to the Connecticut House of Prayer, are planning a 40 Days of Worship Initiative throughout our state’s churches in September and October: Beginning September 4 through October 14, we have planned 40+ unity gatherings for worship and prayer on 40 consecutive days at 40+ different locations all […]

Family Institute of Connecticut is honored to have as the keynote speaker of our September 27th Banquet Eric Metaxas. As we mentioned in FIC’s Feb. 25th and June 11th email alerts, Eric, who grew up in Connecticut, is a rising star, the author of a best-selling biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (and other books), a voice […]

Religious freedom threat is real The Church of England will be between a rock and a hard place if a same-sex couple from Essex follow through with their stated plan to sue over England’s Marriage Act. My first observation is that I ought to be reading ‘PinkNews’ as often as I can stand. I do […]